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Parts Wanted / Re: WTB: Gold w/ Tan Formula steering wheel
« Last post by Aus78Formula on November 18, 2017, 09:10:23 PM »
used tan will generally be worn and grubby, there's the repros which are dyed to match, well to match something, that probably differs also. The anodised gold also differs from pale brushed with gold tint to horrible deep metallic yellow. Match it to your dash for best results, when you get one.
Parts Wanted / Re: WTB: Gold w/ Tan Formula steering wheel
« Last post by Burd Turd on November 18, 2017, 04:39:46 PM »
Got one wrapped in lather. $300
It's $185 to do just the leather. 
Restoration Projects / Re: 1977 project
« Last post by oscardeuce on November 17, 2017, 06:39:55 AM »
Electrical / Re: Starter Mounting issues
« Last post by 1981Y84TA on November 15, 2017, 02:09:35 PM »
I tried to load some pics of the bolts and starter, but I am getting an error.
Electrical / Re: Starter Mounting issues
« Last post by 1981Y84TA on November 15, 2017, 01:29:36 PM »
It is actually the  AC Delco 336-1870,  I took mine into Advance compared it to the one they had, the  Car Quest 3689S and compared it to the NAPA starter  RAY 2464794 and the starter is a match.
I had the numbers written down, confused them, my goof up.
Electrical / Re: Starter Mounting issues
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on November 15, 2017, 05:56:16 AM »
I don't see the 3689S listed as a compatible starter for an '81 T/A w/5.0 on the Auto Zone site.
Electrical / Starter Mounting issues
« Last post by 1981Y84TA on November 14, 2017, 12:08:22 PM »
I hava the original engine a 305 SBC rebuilt with new pistons, crank, cam, lifters, push rods, valves, rockers, oil pump. I even bought a extra dizzy in case I decide to remove the CCC from the engine, I have a rebuilt olds 307 Qjet rebuilt by Cliff R.
The engine was frozen when I got her from sitting too many years. Now I need to get her started and went to AZ and got a 3689S starter to get it up and running, the engine came with a high torque starter and long bolts to bolt it up. the new starter has shorter bolts and the older bolts do not go through it, the problem is the bolt holes do not match up? they are a little off and AZ, Advance or NAPA all say this is the correct starter for a 81 TA with a 305 SBC with a Manual Trans.
Has anyone had this issue and is it the correct starter?
DriveTrain / Re: Replacement engine - 403ci Oldsmobile
« Last post by EJ on November 13, 2017, 09:50:46 PM »
I have a 79 with a 455 olds big block. Huge torque and horsepower potential. The 455 olds will mount directly to your 403 mounts. The trans I have is the 350 TH. You will have to modify the headers a little. Research the 455 olds early year castings. Also the heads iIhave are the C castings which are the desired iron heads. A cam 10.5 to 1 and a little head work and your in the mid 400s HP and 500s in torque.

DriveTrain / Replacement engine - 403ci Oldsmobile
« Last post by Galeotti on November 13, 2017, 03:48:41 AM »
Hi to everybody. I have a 78 Firebird Formula 403ci (Oldsmobile engine) and TH350 automatic trasmission and I would like to replace the engine with a more powerful one (400-500hp and great torque). Could someone suggest what engine could fit my car without big support changes? Do you think I need to change the trasmission?

Thank you.
Interior / 79 Firebird interior sound deadening opinion
« Last post by EJ on November 12, 2017, 04:33:31 PM »
My son and I are putting a new interior in our 2nd Gen and I wanted to ask what people are using on the floors under the carpet. Im not sure about the peel and stick stuff and was wondering if anyone used a spray deadener that would work? Currently the interior is out and the floors are bare and clean. The good news is that we got about 5 bucks in change under the carpet to help with the project  :)
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